This role has been developed to be flexible in its structure to accommodate as far as practicable, students looking for both short and long-term placements, either on a residential or non-residential basis.
Examples of the types of experience and areas of work that you could be involved in are:
Practical habitat management of wet grassland, reedbed and fen, keeping them in prime condition for breeding wading birds and wildfowl, as well as a range of other species.
Assisting with biological surveys for a range of different species and habitats.
Maintaining reserve infrastructure, including fences, paths and visitor facilities.
Helping with visitor engagement, reserve events, visits from school groups.
In addition, you will also have the opportunity to assist with conservation work at other reserves, including Montiagh's Moss and Lough Beg and other RSPB work areas as needed.
All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that our offer can match the requirements of the student, regarding projects and experience.
RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest bird conservation charity in Europe. We can give you a valuable insight into our work and you will become part of a growing team of staff and volunteers, getting the chance to use and develop your interests, as well as meeting new people and developing skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain practical experience within the conservation sector.